Emmitt Albright

I have been working with SQL Server for more than 10 years as a database developer and report writer.

Comparing Two Execution Plans

This is a short look at a technique that I discovered recently in Management Studio (SSMS). The technique is to compare two graphical execution plans in the tool to understand what they are doing and how two different queries might affect a particular system, both with the image and with the properties' data behind the […]

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2021-03-30

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Fixing MLS Python Services to Load the Runtime

Recently I went to work on a SQL Server 2017 instance and couldn't get the Python runtime to load. I'd keep getting this error: A strange error for me to see, and one that didn't quite make sense. How can the runtime not launch? However, restarting the instance still resulted in this error: Msg 39021, […]

2019-10-24

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Key Rotation in TDE

Transparent Data Encryption (TDE) has been around for a long time. It first appeared in SQL Server 2008, and after a rocky start with some bugs, it has become a regularly used feature for many organizations. While not perfect, it does provide some protection and auditors like to see physical protection features being used. It's […]

2019-08-29

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